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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
May 08, 2019 - 9:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Councilwoman Helen Gym plans to introduce a bill Thursday that would expand legal representation for tenants facing eviction. The bill would grant anyone facing an eviction proceeding the right to a lawyer. It follows the creation of a legal defense...
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Located inside of Logan Plaza on Old York Road, The Grace Dix Center will provide temporary residential housing and services for to up to 60 migrant youth between ages 13 and 17.
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
April 09, 2019 - 4:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment denied an Arizona-based company's effort to open up a North Philadelphia housing facility for undocumented minors from the U.S. Border. The group is not giving up. "Our next step, we have filed an appeal," said James Smith,...
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State Senate Democrats lead a call to action on poverty.
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Cherri Gregg
April 04, 2019 - 2:57 pm
WEST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Senate Democrats gathered at the corner of 40th Street and Haverford Avenue Thursday to kick off a 30-day effort to focus on poverty in Pennsylvania. They stood at the same place where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke to 10,000 Philadelphians in...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
March 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia officials launched a new program Wednesday to provide home repair loans to low- and moderate-income residents so they can stay in their homes when they might, otherwise, be forced out. They're calling the program Restore, Repair, Renew. As housing values...
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Philadelphia City Council Thursday could decide the fate of a historic church in Fishtown, and neighbors have some ideas about what they'd like to see happen.
Mike Dougherty/KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
March 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
UPDATED: March 7, 9:40 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council Thursday could decide the fate of a historic church in Fishtown, and neighbors have some ideas about what they'd like to see happen. Steel fencing surrounds St. Laurentius Church at Memphis and Berks streets. This...
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City officials held a ceremonial transfer of money from real estate whose 10-year-tax abatement expired, to a trust fund for affordable housing.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
March 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia city officials, on Thursday, held a ceremonial transfer of money from taxes on properties that have just ended their ten year tax abatement to a fund for affordable housing. The transfer of $19 million to the Housing Trust Fund fulfilled a promise Mayor...
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New housing in Old City is filling in the gaps around the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
Peter Tobia/Center City District
Steve Tawa
February 19, 2019 - 1:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you've noticed a lot of cranes and construction crews around Center City, it's because more new housing went up in 2018 than any other year, since the Center City District began tracking the market nearly 20 years ago. The residential downtown boom is driven by...
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The Philadelphia Housing Authority broke ground Tuesday on its third phase of a 10-year transformation of the Sharswood/Blumberg neighborhood of North Philadelphia.
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
December 04, 2018 - 3:17 pm
NORTH PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Housing Authority broke ground Tuesday on its third phase of a 10-year transformation of the Sharswood/Blumberg neighborhood of North Philadelphia, where residents are eager to move back in. Located at 22nd and Oxford streets, the Blumberg 83...
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Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills (right) packs Thanksgiving bags for kids at the Valley Youth House.
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Mike DeNardo
November 19, 2018 - 5:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A key member of the Eagles secondary has made Philly kids his primary focus. Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills smiled as he stuffed bags full of Thanksgiving fixings and handed them to young people at the Valley Youth House's Achieving Independence Center on North Broad...
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A family cools off in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.
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Pat Loeb
September 26, 2018 - 8:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — What is life like for the 26 percent of Philadelphians who live in poverty? A new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts' Philadelphia Research Initiative tries to answer that question. Much of the report's findings may be what you'd expect: The poor are more likely to...
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